Karen Bruns is currently serving as an Enterprise Agile Coach for Child Welfare Digital Services for the State of California. She is an Agile Evangelist, a Scrum Synergist, a CSM, CSPO, CSP, SAFe Agilist (SA) and is ICAgile Coach and Agile Team Facilitator certified and is certified as a Facilitator of Open Space Technologies. She serves on the Agile Open California conference organizing team.
She has served as a ScrumMaster, Mentor of ScrumMasters, Product Owner, Scrum Coach, Agile Coach, and Corporate Trainer of Agile Scrum practices.
Karen has a natural passion for Agile and the power of transformation the journey can hold. Karen is a practitioner of servant leadership, not servant beatership©.
An avid change agent, Karen has devoted her career to building cohesive teams through the inclusion of the Belbin Assessments and the Oz Principles of Accountability for her Scrum teams (see http://www.belbin.com/ and http://www.ozprinciple.com/services/accountability/).
Karen has succeeded in transforming teams and businesses into well-oiled Agile engines that purr. She has successfully coached functional managers to better understand their complimentary role within Agile.
She has developed a Building Organizational Culture© program that brings people together in an Open Space format to identify and declare what is most important to them.
Karen co-authored a white paper: Creating champion Scrum Teams and the accompanying Playbook for Creating Champion Scrum Teams One Team at a Time .